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'''James Patrick Kelly''' (born April 11, 1951 in Mineola, New York) is an American science fiction author who began publishing in the 1970s and remains to this day an important figure in the science fiction field. Kelly made his first fiction sale in 1975, and has since been a major force in the science fiction field. He graduated ''magna cum laude'' from the University of Notre Dame in 1972, with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating from college, he worked as a full-time proposal writer until 1977. He attended the Clarion Workshop twice - once in 1974 and again in 1976. Throughout the 1980s, he and friend John Kessel became involved in the Humanist (science fiction)|humanist/cyberpunk debate. While Kessel and Kelly were both humanists, Kelly also wrote several cyberpunk-like stories, such as "The Prisoner of Chillon" (1985) and "Rat" (1986). His story "Solstice" (1985) was published in Bruce...
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Birth placeMineola, New York
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OccupationWriter, editor
NationalityAmerican
Notableworks''Think Like a Dinosaur'' (1995)
''10^16 to 1'' (1999)
''Burn (novella)|Burn'' (2005)
Period1975–present
GenreScience fiction, fantasy
Subject| movement = Savage Humanism{{cite web |url= http://www.sfwriter.com/2008/04/savage-humanists.html |author= Kelleghan, Fiona |authorlink= Fiona Kelleghan |date= April 29, 2008 |title= The Savage Humanists |publisher= Robert J. Sawyer |quote= Meet the Savage Humanists: the hottest science-fiction writers working today. They use SF's unique powers to comment on the human condition in mordantly funny, satiric stories... In these pages, you'll find the top names in the SF field: including...James Patrick Kelly... |accessdate= September 17, 2015}}
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